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April 4, 2014

Of Interest: April 4, 2014

NY Rising event set for Jay, Keene residents

AUSABLE FORKS — The towns of Jay and Keene will host a New York Rising Committee event at the Town of Jay Community Center in AuSable Forks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

Homeowners affected by Tropical Storm Irene are encouraged to attend.

“Staff from NY Rising will be on hand to help with intake applications for this program,” Jay Town Supervisor Randy Douglas said in a news release. 

The deadline for filing applications for the New York Rising recovery program is April 11, he noted.

“So this is your last opportunity to apply for assistance with repairs, reconstruction, elevation, interim mortgage assistance and reimbursements.”

He said homeowners should keep in mind that even if they have already received assistance from a county, state or federal program they may still qualify.

However, if they are currently approved for the Federal Emergency Management Buyout/Property Acquisition Program they are not eligible for the aid.

“Anyone who is still in need of storm-related repair or has already paid for repairs or was displaced from their home for any period of time may qualify for assistance and needs to attend this New York Rising Housing Recovery Program,” Keene Town Supervisor William Ferebee said in the release.

He and Douglas expressed gratitude to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for including their towns in the New York Rising program.

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Kirtan performances set for Saturday, Sunday

PLATTSBURGH — “Kirtan with Shubal and Ashley,” a performance of ancient call-and-response chanting, is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Bridge Street Yoga Place in Plattsburgh.

Kirtan, a form of musical meditation, is Sanskrit for “praise.”

Shubalananda and Ashley Flagg will also conduct a workshop at 11 a.m. Sunday morning at Bridge Street Yoga, 21 Bridge St. A suggested donation of $15 is asked for each show.

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